Stepping back in time

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Pupils of Tilney All Saints Primary school took a step back in time when they were visited by Tilney Historical Society.

Members of the Society believe that there is much to be discovered under the surface of the land around Tilney and were invited to the school to carry out an archaeological dig. A pit was excavated on the playing field and all the children took part at digging, sieving and washing finds, which included shells, bricks and pottery.

Kevin Efleet, of the Historical Society also brought along artefacts that had been discovered on previous digs around Norfolk and the children had the opportunity to handle and draw objects dating back thousands of years.

The dig was enjoyed by all of those involved and the school is now eagerly waiting the results list of what they actually found.

Assistant Head Teacher Dawn Liddle said the day was very inspirational and really added some depth to the understanding and enjoyment of history.

Pictured are members of Tilney Historical Society and pupils on the dig.